If you're referring to those that occur during the day, those are probably attention based. Chances are that you may be stressing over something, and you're not.
Usually, breath holding occurs under stress or threat. It can also occur when we are anticipating something or wanting something to happen.
adult with severe mental retardation who engaged in chronic breath-holding. holding. A functional behavioral assessement suggested that breath-holding was .
Breath-holding spells (BHS) are commonly seen in childhood. However, there are no case reports of BHS occurring in adolescents or young adults. We report.
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